City Centre

Mon - Thu: 9:00 to 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 to 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 to 5:00 
Sun: 10:00
 to 5:00

*Closed Labour Day, Remembrance Day, 
Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day


Mon - Thu: 9:00 to 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 to 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 to 5:00 
Sun: 12:00 to 5:00 

*Closed all stat holidays and Sundays followed
by a holiday Monday 
Find closure date information


Coquitlam Public Library Is Shaking Things Up!

focus group Help shape the future of the Library by filling out an online survey, then enter to win a Coquitlam Public Library messenger bag filled with goodies, including a cell phone powerbar!

Thank you for sharing your ideas and insights.


Story Times

We offer fun story time programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and families. Storytelling and songs help your child's language development, and the group setting allows you and your children to socialize with others. Join us and share some special time with your child.

•  See the Winter 2018 Story Time schedules at the City Centre branch 

•  See the Winter 2018 Story Time schedules at the Poirier branch 

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Movie Matinée: Captain Underpants

Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room
575 Poirier Street, and
City Centre Branch, Rooms 136 and 137
1169 Pinetree Way
Friday, February 23, 1:30 - 3:00 pm

It’s Pro-D Day! Take a break and watch best buddies George and Harold hypnotize their nasty principal, Mr. Krupp, into thinking that he is a tightywhitey superhero. (rated G) 

Priority seating will be given to school-aged children. Registration is not required.

Discover Scratch with Code Club 


City Centre Branch, Computer Lab
1169 Pinetree Way
Wednesdays, January 10 - February 14, 4:00 - 5:00 pm 


Kids Code Jeunesse instructor Mayra Gondim teaches kids computer coding using the free program Scratch. For ages 8–12.

Registration is required as space is limited. To register your child, phone 604-554-7334. For more information, contact librarian Chris Miller at 604-554-7339 or cmiller@coqlibrary.ca.

Discover LEGO Robotics with Robokids


City Centre Branch, Room 137
1169 Pinetree Way
Mondays, January 29 - February 26, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Build LEGO machines with the help of a friendly Robokids instructor! For children in grades 1–3.

Registration is required as space is limited. To register your child, phone 604-554-7334. For more information, contact librarian Chris Miller at 604-554-7339 or cmiller@coqlibrary.ca.

Persian New Year Family Craft Program

City Centre Branch, Rooms 136 and 137
1169 Pinetree Way
Saturday, March 10, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Happy Persian New Year! The Library celebrates Persian New Year with fun handicrafts for the whole family on March 10 in the afternoon. Join us to celebrate the Norouz, Persian New Year, and the arrival of spring. Come to the Library, enjoy a light snack, and learn more about the Persian culture and customs.

This free program is open to all and registration is not required - just drop in and have fun!

Easter Egg Hunt

City Centre Branch, Rooms 136 and 137
1169 Pinetree Way
Wednesday, March 28, 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Children aged 1–4 years old are invited to hunt for eggs among our Easter decorations, then exchange the eggs for small prizes.

Registration is not required. For more information, contact librarian Chris Miller at 604-554-7339 or cmiller@coqlibrary.ca.

Easter Monday Story Time

City Centre Branch, Room 137
1169 Pinetree Way
Monday, April 2, 11:00 - 11:30 am

Join us for a special Easter storytime for children 0-6 years. Stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes help children gain pre-reading skills and develop a love of reading. Parents and caregivers, stay with your children and join in the fun.

Registration is not required - just drop in!

Dads & Tots Milk and Cookies Night

City Centre Branch, Room 127
1169 Pinetree Way
Wednesday, April 4, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Dads and young ones, join us in your PJs for songs and stories, as well as a late-night snack. Registration required. To register, please call 604-554-7334 with your name, as well as your child's name and age.

Science Expo 2018

Science Expo atomCoquitlam Public Library will host its third annual Science Expo on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Tri-Cities students from grades 4 to 12 will display their experiments and innovations at the City Centre Branch for a chance to win medals, trophies and some of the $2,000-plus in prize money. For more information about the Expo, or for registration and consent forms, click here.

Parent-Child Korean Mother Goose

MotherGooselogoforweb City Centre Branch, Room 127
1169 Pinetree Way
Wednesdays, January 10 - February 28, 10:00 - 11:30 am

This program is in Korean. Parents and children four years old and under are invited to share in the fun of learning nursery rhymes, songs and stories in Korean and English.

Parents are helped to gain the skills and confidence that enable them to create positive family patterns through connecting sound, rhythm, and meaning of language.

For more information, or to register, please phone 604-468-6101. Priority will be given to people who are registering for the Mother Goose program for the first time.

Sponsored by Coquitlam Public Library and SUCCESS.

Program & Events Guide - Winter 2018

Check out the Library's new program and events guide for the Winter 2018 season. It's jammed packed with fun and educational activities for all ages.

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Click here for a printable PDF version. Copies also available at your local branch.

Play & Learn at Coquitlam Centre

Play & Learn at Coquitlam CentreJoin us at Coquitlam Centre mall for Play & Learn story times, songs and crafts! Location: the lower level in front of the Bay Time: the last Wednesday of each month from 5:30 - 7:30 pm


All Aboard for Kindergarten

All Aboard for Kindergarten booksA checklist of 100 picture books for parents and their kindergarten-age children to enjoy. With 10 different categories, including: Funny Stories, My Family and Me, Animal Stories, and School Stories. Some books will be for fun, some will help you start a discussion, and all will help your child learn to love reading!
Click here for your copy and hop on board the reading train!


Learning at the Library

The Coquitlam Public Library offers homework help programs for children. Click on the links for schedules and registration.
  • Reading Buddies
  • This program pairs teens in high school with kids in grades 1 through 4. Sessions run in the fall (October / November), the winter (February / March) and the summer (July / August) at both branches of the Library. It's a great way for kids to practice reading.
  • Homework Help Club
  • Teen tutors provide instructional assistance to kids in elementary or middle school who are struggling with their homework. Sessions run in the fall and spring. Kids must bring homework assignments on any subject to meetings. Teens will provide explanations and/or instructions to the best of their ability.

  • Computer Buddies
  • Teenaged tutors help kids in grades 3, 4 and 5 improve their computer skills. The program uses the Computer Lab at the City Centre Branch..
  • Parlez-Nous Francais
  • Improve your French in the Library's after-school French homework and conversation club! French immersion students in elementary or middle school are invited to practice with French-speaking volunteers from high school. Kids should bring homework assignments, or come prepared to work on their French conversation skills.


    Coquitlam Public Library Visits Daycares and Preschools

    Storytime1We will visit your daycare or preschool facility and provide a half hour, literacy-based story time using age-appropriate materials. We can tailor our story time to the theme of your choice.

    Unfortunately, we are not able to visit facilities based in private homes.


    Every Child Ready to Read at Your Library

    Family ReadingEarly literacy workshops for parents and caregivers of newborns to six-year-olds.


    TumblerTry Tumblebooks for kids. Includes read-alongs, eBooks, videos, puzzles, games and nonfiction books for preschoolers.

    To access from home, click the link above. Beside 'Tumblebooks' click 'Login required' to log in with your library barcode (no spaces) and password (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number) then click the 'Tumblebooks' link.

    biblioEnfants_4Essayez BiblioEnfants pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire.
    Ici vous trouverez des livres numériques, des vidéos, des casse-têtes, et des jeux.

    Tri-Cities Community Resource Map

    community services familyThe Tri-Cities community resource map for families is now available in English, Chinese, Farsi and Korean.

    Produced by the Early Childhood Development Committee and the Tri-Cities Literacy Committee, this map lists community centres in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra. Organizations include libraries, health services, family drop-in programs, food banks, and ELSA providers.

    The map also lists phone numbers for many community services including parent support, English language practice and literacy help, as well as local parks and recreation centres.


    CPL eNews

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    Library Locations
    Poirier Branch
    575 Poirier Street
    Coquitlam, BC
    V3J 6A9

    City Centre Branch
    1169 Pinetree Way
    Coquitlam, BC
    V3B 0Y1
    604-554-READ (7323)